The Institute of Optometry (IoO) has been running courses for optometrists on visual aspects of specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia, since 1992, and in recent years the events have been run jointly with the International Institute of Colorimetry (IIOC).
The collaboration has helped to ensure presentation of fully comprehensive courses for the assessment of visual stress and the professional provision of colorimetry.
The courses have proved popular with optometrists who wish to learn more about optometric correlates of specific learning difficulties and about the Intuitive Colorimeter.
The events are attended by practitioners who already offer colorimetry but want to learn more and to be able to exchange information and ideas with others.
The next course, Specific learning difficulties – the role of visual problems and the Intuitive Colorimeter, will be on 1 April at Avonmouth House, Avonmouth Street, which is near to the Institute of Optometry, Elephant and Castle, in London.
In response to high demand, the course will include an increased focus on practical hands-on sessions pertaining to coloured overlay and colorimetry assessments.
The event is expected to attain up to five CET points and costs £195 to attend.
Course organiser, Christine Fitzmaurice, told OT: “The IoO/IIoC’s one day courses offer delegates the benefit of easy paced information on visual stress and from masterclasses delivered by the experts on using coloured overlays and the Intuitive Colorimeter to prescribe precision tinted lenses. They also have the opportunity to exchange views and information with current users of the system. All interested practitioners and associates are welcome.”
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